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Taping

Kinesiology taping can be used for a variety of reasons, some of which include; reducing inflammation, increasing circulation, reducing pain, improving mobility, enhancing recovery and preventing future injuries. 

What is the difference between rigid tape and kinesiology tape?

Rigid tape is usually used for stability and support of areas such as wrists, shoulders and ankles. Unlike rigid tape, kinesio tape is applied in a specific pattern, depending on the injury or the corrective behaviour in mind, to enhance joint and muscle proprioception, increase movements, and boost performance.

 

How does kinesiology tape work?

Kinesiology tape gently lifts the superficial layers of skin, creating a space between the skin, fascia, and underlying tissues. This helps to have better circulation and lymphatic drainage as well as reducing swelling and inflammation.

Kinesiology taping can also be used for posture as it can be applied as a reminder to activate the posterior chain.

How does rigid tape work?

Rigid tape supports and stabilises joints by restricting excessive movements of the joint and ligaments. Rigid tape can also be referred to as 'sports tape' or 'strapping'.

Kinesiology Taping

How Long Can You Wear Tape For?

Taping can be worn anywhere from a few days to a week depending on the condition. It can be worn in the shower and during exercise. 

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Can Anyone Wear Tape?

Tape can be used on patients of all ages. However, some people have allergies to the adhesive. If it makes you itchy, we recommend removing the tape. 

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Some Conditions That You Can Tape Include:

  • Plantar fasciitis 

  • Pregnancy low back and hip pain

  • Ankle sprains/instability

  • De quervain's tenosynovitis

  • Muscle tears

  • Jumper's knee

  • Tennis elbow

  • Shoulder instability

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